When you turn the key on your car, you are accustomed to a routine experience. A quick twist or press and the engine turns over. If your car battery is bad or going bad, this process plays out a bit differently. The car either hesitates on the crank or refuses to comply completely. Sometimes you have the opportunity to receive a boost and make it home or to a dealership for service, but other times you can be stranded wherever the car quit – a deserted gas station, a state park, or at the family reunion with leftover casserole in the backseat. When you need a car battery near me in St. George, the Stephen Wade Toyota service center is here to help. We can also provide regular battery tests to ensure you stay safe while driving on hot days and cold Utah nights.Service Specials
Car battery replacement is a straightforward process of removing the old battery and replacing it with a new unit. While it’s a simple disconnection of the electrical connections from the old unit and reattachment of them when the new battery is popped in, it can be complicated by your battery's position in certain models or by the condition of the battery itself. Damaged batteries or batteries with corrosion can be dangerous, so letting a certified technician do the job is a best practice.
Your car battery is not fundamentally different from any other battery. It has a shelf life for how long it will power your device, and in this instance, your device is a car with a lot of electronic components. As the battery starts to deplete, you experience a decline in your cold-cranking amps or the power your vehicle has to help it start when it’s cold outside – this is why many batteries finally die in the winter. If your battery has a great deal of corrosion, this can also impede performance and lead to a replacement.
The recommended battery replacement schedule for a Toyota or Volkswagen is approximately every three years, but your battery could keep going for longer or experience an earlier decline if it is damaged in some way. A basic warranty covers many batteries, so always check with our service center if you purchased a genuine OEM replacement in recent years. When you visit Stephen Wade Toyota for any service visit, we can perform a free multi-point inspection to assess your battery’s health. If you need a new unit, we have a variety of car batteries for sale and can accommodate your car.
If you choose Stephen Wade Toyota for your car maintenance and repair needs, we can help you avoid most emergency car battery replacements through preventative care. Our certified technicians always go the extra mile and rely on manufacturer-recommended processes to get your vehicle back on the road safely. We are conveniently located in St. George and also serve customers in the Washington, Santa Clara, and Ivins communities.